SARS (2002-2004)

In interceding years, Chinese Canadians also built community resilience under the onslaught of further racism, notably during the first coronavirus outbreak in 2002-2004 of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS), in southern China. SARS spread abroad, likely through travelers, and eventually sparked an outbreak in Toronto.

Click here to read contributor Catherine Little’s op-ed in the Toronto Star

Despite progress on some fronts to advance human rights,  Chinese Canadians, and other groups, have faced persisting intolerance, bias, micro-aggressions, and hate violence.

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